California Cornish Cross?

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by tater1961, Feb 4, 2013.

  1. tater1961

    tater1961 Out Of The Brooder

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    These birds showed up on KC craigslist today. They come from a place with web addy of eastcountyzoo.com. Little rich for my blood. Has anybody heard of these birds or this hatchery?
     
  2. jdywntr

    jdywntr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Never heard of them or CA cornish cross. The website is kind of thrown together and their prices are CRAZY. It doesn't say that they ship so they could just do pick ups. They may just order from a hatchery and resell.

    There is a place north of me that does that. Gets female chicks of various breeds and resells for $5 a chick. It is cheaper for many people that want just a few chicks and don't want to deal with shipping.

    Some of the hatcheries are selling red and black broilers but I can't remember where I've seen them. There are also slow grow cornish out there somewhere.
     
  3. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Yeah...looks little shady to me. The pics they had on the website of the mature birds looked kind of like Freedom Rangers. Not sure where there "Cornish Cross" comes from. And at $8 per chick! C'mom - really?
     
  4. yinepu

    yinepu Overrun With Chickens

    Welp Hatchery sells the red and black broilers as well as a "slow white", regular cornish cross and red rangers
     
  5. skookumchuck

    skookumchuck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I called the guy and he was just getting into selling the chicks. I was told they were developed by a chicken farmer in AZ and he grows them out for sale to resturant customers in Cali. I think they are over priced but he thinks they are the best chickens around. I think they are just red and black boilers truth be told.
     
  6. EastCountyZoo

    EastCountyZoo New Egg

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    Hi

    CA Cornish Cross. Different and Distinct.

    Yes, I am selling a private breed of Cornish cross from a closed to the public hatchery to those that want a healthy meat chicken compared to that of a normal Cornish. Just getting started. First year for this breed selling online for quite awhile. The breed is selectively bred in Red and Black, whites are coming soon.

    I am open to suggestions on pricing. The higher price is set for local buyers. The breeder doesn't want to supply local competition as they have been very happy supplying CA markets and restaurants.

    The lower prices are set with FREE SHIPPING and more optional FREEBIES.

    The website is a work in progress. Please bare with me...

    If you have any questions what so ever please feel free to contact me as this breed has not been available to the public backyard chickener for many years.

    Looking forward to hearing your suggestions...

    Thank you,
    Aaron
     
  7. EastCountyZoo

    EastCountyZoo New Egg

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  8. EastCountyZoo

    EastCountyZoo New Egg

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    Not shady at all.. $8 was a local ad, forget what age they were.
     
  9. EastCountyZoo

    EastCountyZoo New Egg

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    Yes- I am just getting started selling this breed. Has been closed to the public. Developed by a private breeder 3rd generation. Breeding facility in NM as they do great in higher climates. Hatchery in CA. 36k+ chicks weekly, this is no backyard farmer... Working on a comfortable price range as the price includes shipping with optional vacc, and debeaking. Open to suggestions

    Thank you
    Aaron
     
  10. enel 1

    enel 1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What kind of growth rate? Are they comparable to the cobb or ross birds or closer to the colored rangers?
     

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